San Diego police reportedly fired shots during an incident in the Midway District Thursday night, leaving one man with life-threatening injuries.
The San Diego Police Department said at least one shot was fired by officers at a residence on Cauby Street near the intersection of Rosecrans Street and Midway Drive just before 10 p.m.
"The suspect went down almost immediately," said SDPD Captain of Investigations Tom Underwood. "First aid was rendered, medics were on scene almost immediately, and the subject was transported to the hospital with at least one gunshot wound to the upper torso."
The man's injuries are considered life-threating, Underwood said. He was taken to UCSD Hillcrest.
Officers responded to the area after receiving a call about a 23-year-old man with a knife in a nearby apartment, according to SDPD.
The caller said the man “cut his throat with the knife and the knife had been taken away” from the man, SDPD said in an email.
When officers arrived, they said a family member took them to the man, who was in a back bedroom.
This is when police said the man reportedly pulled a knife from his jacket pocket and raised it up toward the officers.
Officers then drew their weapons, according to SDPD. When the man did not comply with their orders, one officer fired his gun, striking the man at least once.
"Well, officers always do what they can to diffuse the situation," Underwood said. "I think in a situation like this where you know that somebody is injured and there's family members inside, the important thing is trying to get that subject some medical aid."
No officers were injured, SDPD said.
The officer who fired his gun has worked with SDPD for six years, the agency confirmed.
The man has been identified by authorities, but the information has not been disclosed at this time.
SDPD homicide investigators were called to the scene.
No other information was available.
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